Benefit from Documentary Transcription Services

Documentary transcription services are a must to have in any production industry. This is more so important for the television channels who record documentaries in form of audio-visuals. The documentaries are unearthed stories covered by the journalists in a certain field. They can be about cultural practices of a group of people, nature in terms of forests, animals, seas and rivers. Documentaries makes the television or radio channels popular as the audience can always expect to discover something new apart from the regular 24hour news. However, in order for a documentary to make the desired impact, it is important to have it transcribed. Here are the different aspects added into a recorded audio or visual-audio documentary file through transcription.


When running a documentary without headlines it becomes difficult for the audience to follow. However, this is a scenario that can be avoided through transcription services. In this case, the transcriptionist adds subtitles that divide a long documentary into several sections. This makes it easy for the audience to understand the contents of the documentary and to expect what to come next through the subtitles. The transcriptionists listen keenly to the documentary taking note of the different sections depending on the development of the story highlighted.

Multilingual translations

Hiring a professional for documentary transcription services make it possible to have multilingual translations. This is important for the documentaries being run by the international media houses. This is because the contents of the documentary need to be understood by audience who use different languages. Here, the transcriptionist transcribes the recorded files into the original language and later translates the contents into different major or desired languages. This makes the documentary relevant to people from different language speaking regions in the world.

Notes for narrator

The quality of a documentary is improved by having a narrator introducing its major parts. This can be made successful by providing the narrators notes that match with the particular parts of the documentary. By making use of the narrator’s notes, the nominated narrator introduces the different sections of the documentary in the background when it is still running. The narrator’s notes can be translated into different languages used by the target audience.

Providing texts for the inaudible parts

The transcriptionists take note of the inaudible parts of the documentary and make some texts on the same. When the transcriptionist finds it difficult to hear some parts of the documentary, they have a chance to rewind till when they grasp the words. The transcription then makes some text of the same that should run on the screen for the views to understand exactly what has been said.

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Jessica Miller, Marketing Head in Transcriptionwave, General Transcription Services Company in the US.

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